What is this bush with fragrant white flowers?
Please, help me identify this bush with fragrant white flowers. The bush has glossy bright green leaves and looks amazing when many flowers are blooming. I saw many of these shrubs in France in the local park, blooming in May. Thank you pic 1
I think it is Pittosporum tobira. This bush is also known as Japanese pittosporum, Mock orange, Australian laurel and Japanese cheesewood. It is native to Japan, China, and Korea, but it is used throughout the world as an ornamental plant.
Japanese pittosporum can be trimmed into a hedge. The leaves are oval in shape with edges that curl under. The leaves are leathery, hairless, and darker and shinier on the upper surfaces. The inflorescence is a cluster of fragrant flowers occurring at the ends of branches.